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Parents need not worry about their children going to Uni this year, as recent research shows that the number one tip that students would pass on to Freshers this year is to practise safe sex. Below are the top ten tips for Freshers this year, following a survey of more than 2000 current University students.

Contrary to popular belief about the responsibility and promiscuity of University students, more than four fifths of current undergrads weighed in with their top tip for new University students this year; wear a condom.

The study by online takeaway portal www.Just-Eat.co.uk, of which over 40% of its users are students, intended as a ‘Student’s Guide to Student Life’ polled 2,192 current undergraduates aged 18-24, and found that 82% of students would recommend the practise of safe sex to new students.

54% of the respondents were female, of which 85% asserted that safe sex was their top tip. 78% of males agree to the same.

Matthew Drury, going into his 3rd year at Loughborough University took part in the survey and said,

“In your fresher’s year, the change in lifestyle from school life can be quite dramatic, and adapting is a fun part of the Uni experience. Finding yourself without responsibility can be exciting, but I’d always recommend wearing a condom, as the last thing you want when supposed to be enjoying yourself is an a trip to the STI clinic!”

Here are the top ten tips for Uni students this year *

1. Practise safe sex – 82%

2. Pick your lesson options carefully – 75%

3. Stay in groups or pairs at least whilst out – 73%

4. Ask around and find a reputable local taxi company – it’s safer, you’ll learn when they’re available most and you may even be given discounted rates in time – 70%

5. Search online for takeaways to save time searching for a menu, and money – you’ll be buying a lot of them – 63%

6. Join as many societies as you can fit in - 62%

7. Have as much fun as possible in the first year, knuckle down in the last – 60%

8. Keep tabs on what you spend – 55%

9. Drink at the Uni bar before heading out to save money – 54%

10. Limit nights out at the weekend – 51%

Sam Griffin, going into his first year at Bournemouth University this September said,

“It’s great to get advice from people who have been there and done it, and I hope that the perception of students being irresponsible could change due to this study. I have been worried about money, as I’ll be moving away from home and the bank of mum, but these tips could really make a difference.”

Ash Ali, of Just-Eat.co.uk said,

“These results show just how attitudes towards safe sex have evolved – attitudes have changed hugely since I was at University, as there was not as much public emphasis on preventing sexually transmitted diseases.

“Due to having a huge student user base, Just-Eat are committed to conveying these positive messages of balance from undergraduates to new students, who may be finding the prospect of entering into University daunting.”

www.Just-Eat.co.uk is the UK branch of the successful European model, which provides an average of more than 30,000 meals for European customers in any given 24 hours. Just-Eat have a strategic partnership with Coca Cola.

The quick and convenient hassle-free service supplies customers with a large directory of varied restaurants and eateries in their area, which when selected provide the user with a full, up-to-date menu including prices. The site also gives the customer an estimated delivery time, as well as beverage options.

* The survey gave a list of 30 options for students to choose their top ten from, from which the top ten overall were pulled to form the basis of this release. The survey ran for 1 month, from 21/07 – 18/08.

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For further information, or to arrange interviews or case studies, please contact Rich Leigh, of 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency on 01452 527 898 or at rich@10yetis.co.uk.

EDITORS NOTES:

Just-Eat have received and dealt with more than 7,000,000 meal orders

Just-Eat are partners with Coca Cola

Just-Eat.co.uk launched in 2006 and has facilitated over 700,000 online food orders to date and has in excess of 100,000 active subscribers.

Just-Eat.co.uk was given a glowing endorsement in hit BBC 2 Show Dragons Den – as the Dragons awarded investment to a start-up company imitating the Just-Eat concept.

Just-Eat.co.uk has over 1400 restaurants in the 20 largest cities using the patented Just-Eat technology offering a direct delivery response to be displayed on the customers computer screen and sent instantly online from the restaurant staff.

Just-Eat have 20,000 + UK restaurant reviews on the web site for users to read

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